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January 15, 2011

Valentine Card for my Hubby.............

I had fun making this card and I think it came out so pretty.  I needed to make a Valentines card anyway so with the help of a few challenges this what I came up with.  The layout is a sketch from RAQs Challenge this week on the Cricut message board.  The challenge this week at My Sheris Crafts was too bling it up!  I added the red pearls and also it is misted with Scarlet Glimmer Mist so it has a very shimmery look to it.  I can never get that to show up well in the picture.   Also over at Cricut Cardz Challenge this week the theme was to use Red, White & Black ONLY, well that is one of my favorite color combinations so I did not have to spend a lot of time picking out my papers LOL, usually a big problem for me.
The background paper is from DCWV Black Currant stack, love the papers in this stack, the black parts of the design are glossy.  The large red heart is actually a dollie that I have had around here for a long time.  If you all know me you know I love to make crumpled flowers, well I thought "why can't I make a crumpled heart" so I did.  I cut the heart 4 times in descending size using Martha Stewart Elegant Cake cartridge out of white paper, then I sprayed it heavily using Scarlet Glimmer Mist and crumpled them into a little ball and then carefully unfolded them and stacked them on top of each other and stuck a red pearl in the center.
I cut some swirls from Serenade cartridge from glossy black paper and placed them behind the heart.  The "All my love..." is a Gina K stamp that I heat embossed with red glitter embossing powder (more bling LOL) and cut out using Spellbinders Label 11, added a couple small pearls on the sides of the label.
Hope you like my card, thanks for stopping by and would love to hear your comments.

12 comments:

Glenda said...

Gorgeous Donna! Love the effect of the crumpled paper for the heart! Beautiful papers!
Glenda
http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

Claire's cards said...

That is one of my favourite combinations as well, I love the crumpled heart and the black flourishes.
Claire

Liz said...

Very sophisticated, sure DH will love it when he gets it!

Cricut Couple said...

Oh, the red and black is so beautiful! I love that black and white paper in the background!!! Just love it!!!

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

Very elegant. Just love it.

Thanks for playing along @ CCC.

JustYolie said...

Elegant card, I'm sure he'll love it!

Scrapper69 said...

So Elegant! I'm sure your Hubby is gonna love it! wonderful Card! :o)
Thanks for playing along with us over at Cricut Cardz Challenge! :O)
Theresa

Rhonda Emery said...

so pretty. he will love it.

Melissa said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful, I am sure your husband will enjoy it! thanks so much for joining with us at CCC.

My Sheri CRAFTS said...

So pretty! I love the crumpled heart! Thanks for joining us this week!

Anita said...

Beautiful!!Thanks for joining us this week at Cricut cardz Challenge! I'm a new follower. Anita

mforquer said...

Donna - this is beautiful!! I love the color - the red shouts!!! Your hubs is going to LOVE it!!!
Hugs,
m